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NIU’s 11th annual EIGERlab FastPitch Competition — your chance to prove the potential of your business idea in three minutes or less — will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the NIU EIGERlab, 8500 E. State St., in Rockford, IL. Initial presentations will kick off at 3:30 p.m., and final presentations will start at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to...
Celebrating creators, designers, builders, makers and dreamers, 38 entrepreneurs put everything on the line during the 9th Annual FastPitch Competition last week at NIU-Rockford. FastPitch was created nine years ago to identify, support and celebrate creators, designers, builders, makers and dreamers. The competition embodies the heritage of the region—the innovators, entrepreneurs and risk takers that built...
Tracie Burress, seen here with her husband, Glen, and EIGERlab’s Sherry Pritz, was awarded $5,000 and named the winner of the 2014 FastPitch competition for sockTABs.
Tracie Burress earned $5,000 for her winning idea of sockTABs at last year’s EIGERlab FastPitch competition. What has happened since then for the Rockford resident can only be described as priceless. “Winning FastPitch meant everything,” said Burress, whose product addresses the age-old problem of mismatched socks. “It legitimized that what I had was a very...